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Gerardo Machado (1871-1939) was the youngest general in the Cuban War of Independence and the fifth president of Cuba (1925-1933). His presidency ended when, after several years of unrest and increasing opposition, Machado was forced into exile in 1933.

The Gerardo Machado y Morales Papers contains correspondence, financial records, documents, and photographs of Machado and his family in their years of exile from Cuba.